Chinese crafts in Holland: paper making, paper folding & embroidery

The Crafts Council Nederland organized the second Crafts Campus in Wilhelminaoord (Holland) during the 12th – 17th July 2017 for fashion and design students, professionals, folders and anyone who wants to develop their skills. In this short, intensive course received a lot of knowledge of Chinese traditional techniques and new applications like by the Miao […]

The 1000 faces of Zhen Xian Bao #1

The second day of the Zhen Xian Bao conference in Rotterdam. Main subjects: China travel experience, Zhen Xian Bao variations, concepts and embroidery. Renée Brilleman presented her travel experience in Guizhou and the local paper making factory, Paula Versnick presented her non glued alternative to Zhen Xian Bao. Joan Sallas explained about the Chinese folding […]

The 1000 faces of Zhen Xian Bao – 27 December 2016

The first day of the Zhen Xian Bao conference in Rotterdam. Main subjects: paper & paper making. Marieke de Hoop taught about the qualities of paper required to fold the Zhen Xian Bao and Ien Rappoldt taught about how the South Chinese ethnic national groups Miao & Dong make paper to fold the Zhen Xian […]

Class on the history of paperfolding

I gave this class twice in Buenos Aires last year. One was in November 2015, at Origamiteca, a small and delightful shop with a workshop attached  and the second one in December 2015 in Daiwa, a Japanese center. Eleven people attended the course at Origamiteca and 18 at Daiwa. It is an amazing number of […]

Folding didactic with refugees in Germany and Austria

Since the last wave of refugees arrived, origami teachers in Freiburg in Breisgau, Hamburg, Dresden, Berlin, Salzburg and Weimar used origami as activity to help the newcomers with integration. It has helped to coordination with them, to exchange experiences, ideas and projects. If you are active in folding work with refugees, please let us know […]

Sallas teaches in Catalonia

Joan Sallas recently taught in the Cor de Maria School in Blanes (Catalonia, about 80 km north of Barcelona). He ran three folding workshops with each group consisting of 250 children! Marieke De Hoop presented her Orikadabra theatre show. As you can see from the charming images, it was a great success.